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Linguistics

Linguists with diverse theoretical orientations collaborate with one another at the UvA in research and teaching. This collaboration is based on the belief that a fundamental insight into linguistic phenomena can only be realised when these are approached from various angles such as language acquisition, language variation, language modeling and language typology, all of which are applied to regular spoken languages, Creole languages and sign languages. Linguistics is thus researched and explored in the broadest possible sense. Linguistics at the UvA is ranked as the highest in continental Europe in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.

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11 February 2020
PhD student Cindy van Boven recently started her research project on reduplication in Sign Language of the Netherlands (NGT). Reduplication is a process in which (part of) a sign or word is repeated, in order to ...
10 February 2020
Ulrika Klomp investigates several grammatical phenomena in Sign Language of the Netherlands (NGT), as part of the descriptive grammar that she is writing. Her article on the manual and non-manual markers that are ...
2 December 2019
Imme Lammertink's latest blog has been published on wetenschap.nu and nu.nl. Her blog describes the positive effect that writing Sinterklaas poems has on language development in children.